Preparing for Breast Augmentation

A lot of women believe that bigger breasts can make them more attractive. A bigger breast size also boosts their confidence and makes them feel much better about themselves. Here at RejuVenus Aesthetics, Dr. Cortés performs breast augmentation in Houston to help women achieve their aesthetic goals. Before you undergo surgery, it is important that you are fully prepared not just for the procedure itself, but also for the recovery phase.

Here are things to keep in mind as you prepare for breast augmentation.

  • Let a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience, like Dr. Cortés, perform the procedure. During your consultation, be open about your expectations and ask whatever questions you have about the procedure.
  • Make sure that you have realistic expectations and you know the benefits and risks associated with breast augmentation before you decide to undergo surgery.
  • Find a friend or family member who can drive you home after surgery. It is also best to have someone stay with you during the first 24 hours after surgery.
  • If you have small kids, prepare food for them ahead of time.
  • Give yourself extra days to relax after breast augmentation by cleaning your house, doing the laundry, and preparing food in advance. This way, you will have lesser tasks when you go home after surgery.
  • Prepare any medications that you might need after surgery. Store these medications in a convenient location.
  • If you are a smoker, you need to discuss with your doctor the need to stop smoking before and after the procedure.
  • Tell your doctor about any medications you are taking. There are medications that can increase your risk for bleeding, such as ibuprofen and aspirin, and have to be avoided for a few weeks before surgery.
  • A couple of days before breast augmentation, be sure to eat healthily and to avoid alcoholic beverages.
  • Avoid strenuous activities before surgery and a couple of weeks after as instructed by the plastic surgeon.

As they say, the best patient a doctor could ever have is someone who is fully prepared. Being prepared can make your recovery shorter and easier. If you are interested in having bigger breasts and want to know how to prepare for surgery, request a personal consultation with Dr. Cortés by calling 713-234-6244 or filling out this online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

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